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The Original Broadway Cast Recording "American Idiot" Featuring Green Day (2 LP)
Genres: Pop, Rock
The album features the 24-member cast accompanied by Green Day, marking another incredible collaboration between the band and the musical. Based on Green Day's chart-topping 2004 album 'American Idiot,' the musical and the... more »
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The album features the 24-member cast accompanied by Green Day, marking another incredible collaboration between the band and the musical. Based on Green Day's chart-topping 2004 album 'American Idiot,' the musical and the cast recording include every song from 'American Idiot,' as well as several songs from the band's GRAMMY® Award-winning current album '21st Century Breakdown.' Green Day's singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tré Cool wrote the electrifying score to the show, which follows the exhilarating journey of a new generation of young Americans as they strive to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. Armstrong wrote the lyrics and co-wrote the book with the show's director, Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening). The album's arrangements and orchestration were done by Tony Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), who is the show's music supervisor, orchestrator and music arranger. Armstrong is the album's producer. The album features the entire Broadway cast, including Tony Award winner John Gallagher, Jr. as 'Johnny,' Tony Vincent as 'St. Jimmy,'Stark Sands as 'Tunny,' Michael Esper as 'Will,' Rebecca Naomi Jones as 'Whatsername,' Christina Sajous as 'Extraordinary Girl,' and Mary Faber as 'Heather.' The show is choreographed by Olivier Award-winning Steven Hoggett (Black Watch) and Carmel Dean is the Music Director.
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Whatsername k | Scotland, UK | 04/20/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a huge Green Day fan, I wasn't sure if I would like the cast recording album, as it's not Billie Joe singing on it, but I've just listened to the sample tracks, and think its absolutely fabulous. The female voices and multi-vocal harmonies give a totally different dimension to what was/is one of the best (IF NOT THE BEST) albums released in the last 30 years, and the additional tracks (ie Favorite Son/Too Much Too Soon + the 21 CB tracks etc) just add the icing to the cake. Now all I have to do, is see if I can buy it, as it's not out in the UK yet !!!!!!!!
****UPDATE - MY IMPORT COPY CAME TODAY IN THE POST (6th May), AND IT'S JUST AS GOOD AS I HAD HOPED, ESPECIALLY WITH THE TRACK 22 - When its Time, WHICH IS ACTUALLY GREEN DAY/Billie Joe SINGING A PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONG... [Not sure if the UK version due out next week is going to get this extra track, hence the reason for buying from the USA]
I really like the way they have mixed Last of the American Girls/She's A Rebel into a single song.
Would recommend this as a "must have item" to any Green Day collection."
Loved the show...Love the soundtrack
C. Burgess | Brooklyn, NY United States | 04/21/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw the show in NYC the other night and was simply blown away. I have always been a pretty good (but not huge) Green Day fan, but this show gave me huge new respect for them. These songs rock. Yes, it's different to hear someone other than BJA sing them, especially the female voices, but the arrangements fill the songs out really well, and there is a major depth of emotion in them. This CD is going to stay on repeat for a long time in my player!"
Best Cast Ablum of the Year
T. J. Burzynski II | Everett, WA USA | 04/26/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Love the original album on which this show is based. I was very excited to hear the Cast Album was coming out so soon. I got it from iTunes that day it came out and it has been on repeat ever since. The vocal and orchestral arrangements are GORGEOUS! The vocal performers are all top notch! I can't find ANYTHING to complain about with this CD. The most beautiful song on the CD has got to be "21 Guns." The voices, the arrangements, the lyrics all wonderful. As a Green Day fan and a Broadway Fanatic, this is the perfect marriage of two very different genres. Plus the awesome review in the NY Times is nice too. This CD would be the perfect addition to ANY CD collection."